For those looking to dive into research on animal advocacy—either by conducting new research yourself or reading up on existing research—we hope you’ll find the resources below helpful.
Our research library is a curated collection of research done by individuals, organizations, and academics in the fields of animal welfare science, human rights, psychology, social movements, and other relevant fields. By collecting these resources in a single place, we hope to help advocates, academics, and other researchers draw connections between fields which promote a better understanding of animal advocacy.
The purpose of this program is to support research that contributes to an understanding of effective animal advocacy. A generous benefactor has committed $1,000,000 to be used over the next three years, primarily through grants to organizations and individuals doing research relevant to effective animal advocacy.
Hosted on the Open Science Framework, the Data Repository is an online resource for researchers and organizations who study animal advocacy to post or cross-post their data, results, and other research outputs they want to make publicly available, such as study materials, hypothesis preregistrations, and analysis plans.
We use subjective confidence intervals (SCIs) in our work to identify the best ways to help animals. Here we explain what our SCIs are and how we use them, and provide some simple and detailed examples to help clarify possible points of confusion.
This menu of outcomes has been developed to inform ACE's charity evaluations, intervention evaluation process, and to support advocates in better defining and evaluating their advocacy outcomes.
To communicate the process by which we believe change occurs, we use theory of change diagrams. It is important to note that these diagrams are not necessarily complete representations of real-world mechanisms of change. Rather, they are simplified models that ACE uses to represent our beliefs about mechanisms of change.